A unit history of the 404th Fighter Group is available online as a pdf: http://www.winkton.net/Leap%20Off/LeapOffPdf3.pdf
Military site : airfield
|Born||Chicago, Illinois||17 June 1921|
|Died||Germany||10 April 1945|
The 507th was hard hit the 10th, losing both its new commander and Lieut. John Boland. Boland was seen making a series of strafing passes in a duel with a large enemy tank. His last pass was straight up a road toward the front of the tank, when the P-47 suddenly exploded at about 200 feet altitude, as if it had been struck by a lucky hit from the tank's big turret-gun.
|Buried||Netherlands American Cemetery||1946|
Plot A Row 11 Grave 17
|24 April 2019 01:07:23||466thHistorian||Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations|